Client Accountant

Hertfordshire, Borehamwood
£12 - £15 per hour
24 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021
Charlotte Day
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

This is an opportunity for someone who is experienced with rents and calculating service charges to join an established organisation with a real sense of family feel and teamwork. They are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic client accountant who is used to working to deadlines and has great attention to detail, and has experience of Qube software.

Client Details

Our client is a property and housing company based in Borehamwood who we have worked closely with over the last few years in the finance function. They are a prestigious company who have worked in the field for many years and have a strong reputation in the industry, looking for someone to join them as soon as possible on a temporary to permanent basis.


  • Ensure all service charge demands, budgets, accounts, payments, reconciliations, accrual and prepayments, and year-end adjustments are processed in accordance with best practice/lease. Enter service charge budgets into the system.
  • Bring all financial information up to date on existing clients and all new clients.
  • Prepare service charge monthly/quarterly variance analysis, highlighting the reasons behind all material variances to budget, forecast and prior year.
  • Manage the sinking funds accounts in line with RICS codes of conduct and ensure that appropriate controls are in place.
  • Production of annual service charge statements, ensuring that the results are accurate, timely and correctly reflect the prevailing accounting standards and RICS code of practice.
  • Reconciling and calculating the year end service charges, monitoring outgoing costs and budgetary control.
  • Maintain detailed records of transactions in accordance with regulation.
  • Ensure all financial details are recorded accurately.
  • Ensuring that all monies received and expended on behalf of company clients are accounted for correctly
  • Develop relationships with the key stakeholders both external and internal to improve communication and ensure accuracy, relevance and timeliness of service charge statements.
  • Accruals, prepayments, processing journals and running month end reports
  • Updating and maintaining the property management accounting systems and other databases
  • Prepare the year-end service charge accountants to Trail Balance for submission to the External Accountants


The successful client accountant will:

  • Have great attention to detail
  • Have used Qube software
  • Have strong service charge experience
  • Have strong knowledge of sales ledger
  • Be confident working in a team and alone
  • Be organised and efficient
  • Have up to date legislation knowledge
  • Have experience of calculating actual and estimate service charges

Job Offer

A competitive salary within a friendly and supportive organisation, generous holiday allowance alongside many other benefits is on offer for this client accountant, with a permanent role at the end of the assignment if a good job is done.

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